Estimated Postharvest Losses (%) 2003 - 2016

The figures quoted in the tables below are estimates of cumulative weight loss from production incurred during harvesting, drying, handling operations, farm storage, transport and market storage. The loss values for each link in the postharvest chain are taken from the scientific literature and are modified by several seasonal factors that vary from year to year and are submitted by the APHLIS network. More details can be found in the ‘Understanding APHLIS’ manual and the ‘Weight Loss Review’ article. The first loss table gives a regional weighted average PHL by crop. By clicking on the various country links it is possible to see the PHL by crop for country and then for each province. By clicking on a provincial loss figures it is possible to display the key data used in the calculation, including the seasonal data. The figures used for estimating the PHLs are displayed and a quality assessment is given of these figures as to whether they are specific to the cereal type, farm type and climate in question and the bibliographical source of the data can also be traced in a full reference list.

Weighted average according to reported figures

Regional total PHL for cereals [% of total annual production]
20032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
14.314.314.114.115.415.614.815.114.914.915.116.215.516.8

Regional PHL by cereal [% of total annual production]
Cereal 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Wheat5.65.5139.912.812.615.11413.112.915.213.213.212.6
Maize16.816.816.817.318.419.917.818.617.917.917.918.817.817.2
Rice11.811.811.711.811.812.112.112.612.114.21212.912.812.9
Sorghum12.311.912.112.312.31312.512.512.412.412.412.312.211.3
Barley9.84.99.49.49.49.510.910.19.79.710.512.512.5  -  
Rye  -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -  
Oats  -    -  2.12.122.12.12.12.12.12.1  -    -    -  
Millets9.69.89.79.910.110.39.69.49.49.49.710.410.311.9
Fonio11.711.711.711.711.712.112.512.311.811.911.713.513.5  -  
Teff11.711.712.512.512.112.512.512.512.512.412.5  -    -    -  

 

 

Estimated Postharvest Losses (t) 2003 - 2016

Regional total PHL for cereals [t of total annual production]
20032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
5 054 5585 864 95010 227 9008 364 5498 847 20012 301 84712 300 42613 372 26312 410 06211 971 3299 223 4382 776 0362 256 952426 758

Regional PHL by cereal [t of total annual production]
Cereal 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Wheat100 621108 5452 128 118488 489691 054666 198743 336745 714697 645729 542597 0443 4293 386100
Maize3 443 8384 140 8975 360 7734 860 0175 717 3317 217 7507 075 2577 681 8087 580 3217 040 0805 705 8062 025 9751 585 610406 929
Rice466 702475 586908 862970 201884 6861 471 1651 713 1041 916 1801 485 8561 179 280508 780192 048199 24710 838
Sorghum720 880754 496934 5361 074 215752 9391 462 4631 362 7741 516 8681 318 2251 539 1241 132 269337 780285 0886 562
Barley8397 065140 413148 801154 943158 561193 992216 242199 965186 253194 784669549  -  
Rye  -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -  
Oats  -    -  1688118066981 0849421 2931 167914  -    -    -  
Millets318 509375 094479 142528 892306 015897 837767 952832 816630 693800 835558 822213 110180 3892 328
Fonio2 3281 8722 5602 6353 04758 37661 15953 97755 83456 98955 8393 0272 682  -  
Teff8411 394273 329290 490336 378368 799381 767407 717440 229438 060469 181  -    -    -